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To Be in the World, But Not of the World: A New Perspective on Walking the Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago is often described as an occasion to step aside from one’s ordinary, daily routine for five or so weeks in...

Death Cafés and the Resurrection of the Body

Among many effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world was an increasing sense of mortality. This was very evident in the circles of...

Good Books and Good Talk

By Victor Lee Austin "Put the oil where the squeak is” can guide adult Christian education programs. What’s squeaking in 2023? In my view it...

Why Atheism Kills Community

David Goodhew Atheism kills community. Secularism has risen in the West, alongside acute loneliness and the hollowing out of many communal practices. This is not...

Joyful Mission in a Christian Household

By Kristine Blaess As our eldest child is preparing to leave home for college this fall, I have been reflecting on these precious years with...

A Garden for a City on the Prairie

By Abigail Woolley Cutter I have moved to Kansas three times, and this summer, I expect to move away from it for the third time....

A Tiny Pantry Becomes a Blessing Box

By Kristine Blaess In 2020, one of our young members proposed his Eagle Scout project — a tiny pantry on the church grounds like the...

The Demise of the Church Social?

By Hannah W. Matis One image from the famously bohemian Glastonbury Music Festival this year seemed, at least to me, to sum up a great...

Will Liturgy Be Enough? Part 2

By David Barr In a previous post I suggested that fostering relationally satisfying Christian communities should be of primary importance for those of us in...

More than Music

By Robert Adams In the days before the first pandemic Thanksgiving, New York City freelance violinist Heather Bixler’s spiritual disquiet boiled over. The city was...

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